the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, The 43rd annual National Latin Examination was administered to over 127,000 students, and Ridgewood High School Latin students garnered 75 awards across the various levels. Several students were also
recognized for noteworthy achievements.
Maria Walsh (grade) scored a perfect paper, answering all questions correctly on the Latin II exam. According to the Annual Report of the 2020 National Latin Exam, “students who answered all 40 questions correctly will be sent a
special congratulatory letter in addition to a special certificate of merit for a perfect score.”
Latin IV students Aum Mundhe and Kateryna Morhun earned the Maureen O’Donnell Award for three years of gold medals, each receiving a gift of the Oxford Classical Dictionary. Latin V students Katherine Bamberg and Ridley
Handley earned the Carter Stubbs Drake Goad Memorial Award for four years of gold medals, each receiving a gift of the Oxford Companion to Classical Literature.
“Ridgewood Public Schools retains a long-standing tradition of robust student participation with the National Latin Examination (NLE). Our Latin program perennially represents one of the finest and most accomplished in the State,
and our 75 award winners this past school year is emblematic of this fact,” said Mark Ferreri, Supervisor of Social Studies, World Languages and Business. “We congratulate both this most recent batch of award winners and the RPS
Latin teachers who instructed them.”
The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a test given annually to Latin students across the United States and around the world. It is an opportunity for students
to receive reinforcement and recognition for their accomplishments. Based upon their score, they may earn certificates and medals; additionally, participants may qualify for